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Our journeys are for people who have a passion for the Outdoors, History and Culture, Gourmet Food & Wine. We like to think of our guest as travellers, not tourist. Our groups are small and the people are like-minded. We personally research each exciting itinerary and we take care of all the arrangements so you maximise your time & enjoyment. Tours last a week to 13 days. We explore on foot and off the beaten track in order to immerse you in the local culture and tradition in a unique way… the Caspin way!
A personal experience all the way.
Your Caspin Journeys experience starts as soon as you get in touch with us to tell us about your interests and your dream destination. Like you, we have the travel bug and get as excited about it as you do.
We are here to take away the hassle of the planning process. Right from the start, we can direct you towards the best tour to meet your desires and expectations. Once we have helped you to choose and book your tour you can expect to meet us on the first day when we meet you at the pickup point. We will have made all the hotel arrangements, selected delicious local dishes for lunches and dinner menus. We will be there to guide you whether it be through the narrow, cobbled streets in Sicilian towns, on the exhilarating Dolomite mountain trails or along the Spanish pilgrim roads. We do all the driving in between walks so you can sit back and relax or gaze out of the window and day dream while we take care of everything.
And if the destination you are looking for is not yet in our repertoire, don’t hesitate to ask, we would love to Tailor-Make a trip for you!
We are happy to develop your bespoke trip and itinerary. Our personal touch is unique and our travellers tell us they cherish the special relationship they can find only with Caspin Journeys.
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Caspin Journeys started nearly 25 years ago when Pino and I were asked to help a group of our American friends set up a walking tour in Italy because Italy is Pino’s motherland and Caroline had guiding experience. The vacation was put together initially as a friend’s reunion. We didn’t imagine then that guiding could become our full-time occupation. The trip was such a success that it soon sparked a series of subsequent tours which quickly sprouted into the business we still run today.
We slowly built up our repertoire starting with Tuscany and then Sicily, gradually spreading to many different regions of Italy, England and Spain. We took great care to carefully research each destination to reflect the local culture, traditions and environment. We tailored each tour to meet the needs of our clients, who repeatedly asked to travel with us because of the unique experience we offer them. We could hardly describe those who travel with us as clients, they have become friends and the proof of this is that for over 20 years our business has grown thanks to their word of mouth and fantastic reviews.
When we are running a tour we are completely dedicated to our guests. We all have breakfast together in the morning and then after a short briefing leave for the day’s activities, which could be walking, town visiting, wine tasting, cooking and more. On our guided tours the days walk is divided into two parts and lunch is usually a homemade buffet picnic at the halfway point of the days’ walk. In the afternoon we guide our groups around heritage towns and discuss the culture, history and traditions of the area. The evening meal is a carefully chosen menu which we share together – it is an important moment of conviviality to talk about our experiences while tasting local food and wines.
Attention to detail is paramount to how we run the tour. We carefully plan every step beforehand and throughout the trip make sure we are with the group at all times so that we can answer all their questions and needs. It is important to take care of everything so that our guests can relax, enjoy the experience and absorb all the amazing things our destinations have to offer. We put a lot of care, enthusiasm and passion into what we do and we think these are the chief ingredients of our success.
The best part of our job is the time we spend with our guests. They are all likeminded travellers, who love to see new places, learn new things and completely immerse themselves in the local culture. The conversations are stimulating and interesting and always a lot of fun. We have as much to learn from our guests as we can teach them. As one of our travelers put it: ‘Caspin adventures always stimulate our intellects and satisfy our tummies’.
We once had a client fall and cut a lip on a walk in a remote part of Sicily. We took her to the emergency services which were located inside the walls of a 750 year-old castle! The lady, who was American, was extremely concerned and thought she would need to fly home to see her plastic surgeon; but the local hospital was totally modern inside, did a marvellous job and never charged her a penny!
We were once asked by a client if they could bring along someone’s ashes and would we help find a nice place to scatter them!
We do this job because we love it, no moment is ever dull and though it can be tiring because the hours are long it is always extremely rewarding.
The benefits of hiring a guide are that they allow those on holiday to completely relax, forget about the hassle of organising every detail and experience a destination to its fullest, thanks to the knowledge of guides. We offer you the luxury to be carefree and totally immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, making the most of your precious time. They take care of all the logistical arrangements and tiny details you would hope to think of if only you had the time. A guide knows the way, can take you off the beaten track, can show you things you would not see if you were by yourself, can introduce you to local people and good local food.
The best tour guide is someone who knows how to share his knowledge in a manner which is easily understood – paints a picture in the minds of his/her guests, helping them to understand and feel the story, the magic or the importance of the place they are in. A good guide can judge how much information to give without boring the guest! After that a good guide blends in with his guests and is not simply acting as a guide but as a knowledgeable fellow traveller, someone to share experiences with, to laugh, have fun and discover with. Guests should go away with great memories and new knowledge.
If you are not booking a guide it is a good idea to have a guidebook and some maps and perhaps a dictionary and a phrase book if you are in a foreign country. Check the internet for your destinations tourist information offices and their opening hours. You can write to a guide, tell them what you want, or what you’re looking for in your holiday and without a doubt, they will either be able to answer your question or point you to someone who can.
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We love our jobs and personally lead all our small group tours. Italy, Spain and England are our homes and our passion. We bring that excitement with us on all our tours so that you too share our favourite places.
We are very experienced and handle all the logistics while you relax and become immersed in the local culture, history and traditions.
We know the locals on all our trips and they love meeting our groups. We are small enough to get into private homes, chat to villagers, fit in small restaurants and enjoy all kinds of unexpected events that aren’t accessible to large groups of tourists following a red umbrella.
Our customer reviews say that Caspin Journeys takes the best care of you. We are a sustainable travel company and the only thing we leave behind is our footprints!
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We believe that where you sleep is an important part of your overall travel experience. So we put a lot of effort into carefully choosing the hotels for each tour.
We always look for attractive, clean and quiet rooms with private bathrooms. But, our priority is also to find the best possible accommodations to make sure that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm.
The result is a fabulous selection of delightful hotels, medieval palaces, family-run hotels, country residences, manor houses, historic inns, luxurious alpine hotels – sometimes with a spa, sauna or swimming pool facilities – and all with character, good food and a friendly atmosphere.
You will have to keep coming back to experience them all! Sweet Dreams!
Getting out and about on foot is a wonderful way to slow down the pace, relax and get some healthy exercise.
When we walk we see so much more – grapevines, wildflowers, ancient oaks, wheat fields, avenues of cypresses and pine, time resistant hills and valleys.
As we stroll through historic towns we learn about the culture of the people; as we stand in the splendour of the countryside, beneath the soaring columns of ancient temples, abbey walls and turrets of medieval castles we marvel at man’s ability to conceive of and construct such monuments.
Food is an all important part of each and every one of our journeys. We are foodies, we love to savour the authentic flavours of each destination we visit. And let’s not forget the wine “the drink of the gods” which will accompany every meal, even picnics!
Picture yourself eating Buffalo mozzarella from a farm in Amalfi, tasting a Sicilian cannolo with fresh ricotta cheese, home-made pasta, organic vegetables, fresh fish and so on.
Or why not consider a Gourmet Cooking Holiday in Tuscany, where you will learn directly from the locals?
If all this sounds mouthwatering then look no further, you are in the right place 😉
On our small group tours we use a combination of gourmet restaurants, local trattorias, traditional pubs, tapas bars and farmhouse meals, to give you the best overall experience!
Each adventure combines fantastic hikes and authentic cultural experiences which make for a phenomenal and enriching travel experience. – admire Giotto’s frescoes in Assisi – walk in the Castle gardens of Henry VIII – stand at the tomb of St James in Compostela – gaze at and touch the columns of a Greek temple – visit the birthplace of Napoleon Buonaparte – see how a Duke lives at Blenheim Palace – tread the streets of Pompeii – admire mosaics in a Norman cathedral – understand more about the Roman Empire Travel in the richest artistic heritage in the world, many of which are part of UNESCO. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on an unforgettable trip.
Our travel style attracts a similar type of people, outgoing, interesting, adventurous, cultured and curious.
You’ll enjoy the company of your fellow travelers on our small group tours. Italy’s food and wine, England’s local pubs, and Spain’s meditative and spiritual pilgrim route are best experienced amidst the camaraderie of the group.
Guests who join our small group tours become our friends. They return again and again to share new adventures as we explore these unforgettable destinations with like-minded travellers and build ever-lasting memories together.